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Two NASCAR Cup Series playoff crew chiefs suspended

Following Sunday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, both the No. 18 Toyota of driver Kyle Busch and the No. 14 Ford of driver Clint Bowyer each had two unsecure lug nuts.Two improperly secured lug nuts results in Busch’s crew chief, Adam Stevens, and Bowyer’s crew chief, Johnny Klausmeier, are suspended from Saturday night’s…

NASCAR has plans to convert Auto Club Speedway into a short track

The Athletic first reported the story Tuesday, which Motorsport.com later independently confirmed with NASCAR.Currently, there are just three short tracks on the Cup Series schedule: Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Raceway and Richmond Raceway. The ambitious plan would take place following the 2021 spring race with the goal of having the new track ready for the 2022…

Harvick issues warning to the NASCAR playoff field with win

That’s a scary thought for Harvick’s fellow competitors for the 2020 Cup Series championship.In nearly every one of Harvick’s seven wins in the regular season, he and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team ran up front a good deal of the race and many times simply overpowered its competition.Sunday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.)…

Kvyat: “Worst case scenario” helped Gasly win at Monza

The Russian eventually finished ninth in the Italian GP, while his teammate scored a spectacular victory after a fortunately-timed pitstop propelled him to the front of the field.Having qualified outside the top 10 Kvyat started on the hard tyres with the plan to run a long first stint, while Gasly – who qualified 10th –…

Vettel: No shortcuts to end Ferrari’s “suffering”

Ferrari endured a miserable home race at Monza as Sebastian Vettel retired with brake failure and Charles Leclerc suffered a heavy crash at Parabolica.With the team again uncompetitive just one week after a poor showing in the Belgian GP, Vettel is clear that things are difficult right now and it is getting hard to keep…